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First record of scorpionfish genus Neomerinthe Fowler, 1935 (Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from Indian coast

  title={First record of scorpionfish genus Neomerinthe Fowler, 1935 (Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from Indian coast},
  author={D. Ray and A. Mohapatra},
First report of the genus Neomerinthe Fowler, 1935 with record of Neomerinthe megalepis (Fowler, 1938) from Indian coastal waters is documented. N. megalepis differentiated from other congeneric species of Indian Ocean like N. amplisquamiceps by having 4 dorsal spine longest, lower jaw protruding and flat occiput; N. bauchotae by having a slit behind last hemibranch and more pectoral fin rays; N. rotunda by having lateral lacrimal spine, four suborbital and preopercular spine. 
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